Nicole Messuri LMFT, BCBA
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Nicole Messuri, has more than a decade of experience in treating clinical and behavioral issues in children, adolescents, teens, and adults. Nicole is foundationally trained in DBT and DBT-C (DBT for Children) and has a special interest in treating emotion and behavior dysregulation due to diagnoses such as Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, ADHD, Autism, and other related disorders. Nicole utilizes her training and knowledge in DBT, DBT-C, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parent Behavior Management Training to improve emotion and behavior regulation, impulse control, flexible thinking, parent effectiveness, and family dynamics.
Prior to receiving her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas, Nicole studied holistic nutrition and naturopathy at the Academy of Healing Arts in Atlanta and the International College of Naturopathy in Santa Barbara. She later earned a Multiple Subject K-5 Elementary Teaching Credential and worked as a first and fourth grade teacher for LAUSD. She has held various positions over the past 12 years in Los Angeles and in Orange County, as a psychotherapist and, as a clinical and behavioral supervisor using her expertise and background in holistic health, education, ABA, and psychology to individually tailor therapeutic problems that address the needs of each client.
Nicole’s treatment approach is compassionate, strength-based, non-judgmental, and holistic. She examines social, emotional, and behavioral issues, as well as, lifestyle habits that impact mood and behavior. Nicole’s caring approach and strong belief in her clients’ capacity to build healthier relationships with themselves and others promotes an atmosphere of acceptance, self-compassion, and positive change.